Matthew McConaughey talks Lincoln Lawyer 2

Exclusive: An update on the sequel's status

Matthew McConaughey is the loquacious and candid subject of this month's Total Film Interview, which you can read in the brand new issue (out now in magazine and brilliant new interactive iPad edition formats).

He chats at length about the ups and downs of his career, and gives an update on the status of the sequel to his biggest hit in recent years, The Lincoln Lawyer.

Here's an extract from the interview:

A lot of people felt you lost your way. Did you see The Lincoln Lawyer as a comeback?

“It didn’t feel like a big return or revolution. I mean, I understand how it could have been perceived as that, and that movie got well reviewed.

"Wouldn’t you think that the sequel would be getting written right now for me to do the next one? [The character, Mickey Haller, appears in four novels]. I’m like, “Hurry up, everybody!” It is getting written right now but it should be on more of a fast track. Let’s get this on, man.”

Which book is it going to be based on?

“It’s actually a mix of two. I won’t reveal what those are, but it’s a mix of two. I got good reviews on The Lincoln Lawyer. There’s a lot of times that critics have written the review before they’ve seen the frickin’ movie. They’ve written the review on me before they’ve seen it – maybe the critic doesn’t like me.”

McConaughey will next be seen in Killer Joe, which opens on 29 June 2012.

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    • marc96

      May 13th 2012, 15:01

      wicked news! Lincoln Lawyer was one of my favourite films of 2011 and cant wait for the next one

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    • Ali1748

      May 13th 2012, 17:31

      I enjoyed the movie but I can't help but feel the character would be better suited for TV. Mathew's at the stage in his career where he should consider working on tv, frankly the quality of tv surpassed movies last decade IMO.

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    • joker16

      May 13th 2012, 21:01

      @Ali With the possible exception of The Sopranos, name 1 show that was better than There Will Be Blood, The Dark Knight or Kill Bill.

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    • marc96

      May 13th 2012, 22:30

      i agree that tv has made a giant leap forward, i think alot of actors are realising it now, just seems with matthew mcconaughey (i hate spelling his name), he needs to realise that he shouldnt pick roles that just involve having your shirt off, when hes played a role in a courtroom its done rather well

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    • TurnIntoTheSpin

      May 13th 2012, 23:17

      ...The Wire...

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    • Ali1748

      May 14th 2012, 13:45

      Joker - The Wire, The Shield, Band Of Brothers, Deadwood, Rome, Dexter, Game Of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Friday Night Lights, Mad Men, Breaking Bad and of course Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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    • Ali1748

      May 14th 2012, 13:46

      McConaughey did do a funny cameo in East Bound and Down recently so perhaps he's warming to the idea.

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